The Roman language of Latin was a complex language and rather similar to our own. For example. Letter A Name ā Pronunciation /a:/ Letter Z Name zēta Pronunciation /’ze:ta/ This is but an example
6 Entertainment The Greeks Romans
The Greeks would at party’s play the lyre or flute. They would also watch women dance naked and tell stories. They also had poets that traveled Greece.
The Romans had great gladiatorial battle's in their Colosseum’s. Also at the Circus Maximus Chariot races were held. Finally the Campus was an old solider drill ground that was converted into a track and field playground.
7 Food The Greeks The Romans
Bread Dipped in Wine
Oil and Wine
8 Government The Greeks The Romans
Ruled by the people
All citizens have right to opinion
Ruled by a single ruler
Roman Empire started under Julius Ceaser
Eventually split into two parts by Emperor Constantine
East Roman Empire
West Roman Empire
Emperor was in the East
City of Constantinople
9 Housing The Greeks The Romans
Most houses tended to be poorly constructed
Poor houses contained 1 room
Middle class contained 2-3 rooms
The upper class anywhere from 4 and up
Poor people lived in simple apartment buildings
Middle class lived in simple homes with simple accommodations
The upper class lived in large homes where they had feasts and party’s the somethingtorium was were they puked so that they could eat more
10 Information The Greeks The Romans
Boys and girls are given education to make them into the best solders in the case of boys and the best Mothers in the case of girls.
Romans were given informal bi-lingual educations
Later some boys and girls were sent to public schools
11 Jobs The Greeks The Romans There were weavers, spinners, smith’s, witch/wizard, priest, poet’s, and army commanders. There were also actor’s, artist’s, astronomer's and bard’s. Other job’s were baker, dancer, druggist, hetaera, maid, miller, and musician. There were senators and Quaestor’s. There were procurator’s and publicanus. There were Augurs, and Flamen.
12 Kinds of Environment The Romans The Greeks Rome was built on three hills. There were salt flats near the city. They were on the Mediterranean Sea. The soil was not very good for growing most things. There a lot of mountains that made travel from one place to another very hard.
13 Leftovers The Greeks The Romans One of the advantages of hoplites was their heavy armor. Others being their long spears and large shields. Roman advantages were that they were able to move rapidly, had long Range weapons called Pilums for well ranged engagement. Their short swords were good against infantry. And they used large shields for defense.